The Main Ingredient Of The Dish: Miner’s Lettuce

Miner’s lettuce (Winter purslane) is a resilient and nutritious green that has been foraged for thousands of years. It is a great ingredient to incorporate into dishes, with its slightly bitter flavor adding an exciting punch to your meals. Here are five unique dishes where Miner’s lettuce is the main ingredient and star of the show.

1. Grilled Salmon with Baby Greens and Citrus: Grill a salmon steak then top it with baby greens and citrus segments. Add some chopped Miner’s lettuce to give it an extra boost of flavor. Finish off the dish with a sprinkle of olive oil and a dash of sea salt.

2. Roasted Vegetable Salad: Roast a variety of vegetables such as potatoes, onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms in the oven. Toss the roasted vegetables with some chopped Miner’s lettuce and serve with your favorite salad dressing.

3. Mineral Fritters: Create fritters with a mixture of flour, baking powder, and eggs. Add some chopped Miner’s lettuce for an extra punch of flavor. Fry the fritters until golden brown then serve with a side of yogurt or sour cream.

4. Miner’s Lettuce Pesto: Create a pesto using blanched Miner’s lettuce, olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and lemon juice. Serve with your favorite pasta or as a spread for sandwiches.

5. Miner’s Lettuce Soup: Create a soup by sautéing some onions and garlic in olive oil then adding vegetable broth and chopped Miner’s lettuce. Simmer the soup until it has reached your desired consistency. Add a dollop of cream or yogurt before serving to finish off this delicious dish.